China's President Xi Jinping (right) and French President Emmanuel Macron (left) taste wine as they visit France's pavilion during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
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Xi Jinping and Emmanuel Macron send a message to the world

  • As well as signing trade and investment deals worth billions of dollars, the Chinese and French presidents vowed to uphold multilateralism and free trade in the face of US protectionism

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China's President Xi Jinping (right) and French President Emmanuel Macron (left) taste wine as they visit France's pavilion during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
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From left, EU trade commissioner-designate Phil Hogan, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan mark a series of deals at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to China was a success, but more could have been achieved, experts say

  • Paris and Beijing agree dozens of commercial deals worth US$15 billion but skirt thorny issues such as trade liberalisation and aid to Chinese state-owned companies
  • Chairman of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China says visit showed European unity
Topic |   China-EU relations

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From left, EU trade commissioner-designate Phil Hogan, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan mark a series of deals at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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